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    Frame Miter Clamping Helper

    I thought I posted this way-back-when under one of my "Random Tips" rambles I get on now and then but cannot find it. This was just going to be a "hey I made some more of these" thread but just in case I really didn't post them before, here goes . . .


    You dig through the scrap bin and find a small panel and some scrap that can be cut into a triangle profile as shown.






    Glue the triangle strip on one edge or on both edges if your panel is large enough. I end up with an item that is about 7" long when completely done.










    Slice it into 1-1/4" wide strips on the table saw.






    Cut those strips in half and add a hole to hang or string them on when not in use.






    Cut some abrasive strips. I use 400 grit but anything down to about 220 is fine. Once you get coarser than that you risk damaging the frame part surfaces.










    Stick the abrasive strips onto the thing-a-ma-bobs.






    And you use them like so.






    I had a batch of these but cannot find them post-move (yet) and so whipped up another batch this morning.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 11-25-2021 at 5:31 PM.
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    Thanks Glenn. That's a nifty thing a ma bob. No issues with slipping while applying pressure? I suppose the sandpaper takes care of that. Great idea.
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    Thanks Glenn, Iíll make some of those soon. I also like the idea of the grip tape on your clamps-what did you use for that?

    best,
    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Charles View Post
    Thanks Glenn, I’ll make some of those soon. I also like the idea of the grip tape on your clamps-what did you use for that?

    best,
    Chris

    I've gone a few rounds (plastic dip, sport tape, grooves in the handles) and finally found that good ole hockey tape is the way to go. A member on another forum is in Canada and sent me his preferred brand. It works great and really stays put. I used it up and failed to jot down the brand thinking I could get it "anywhere". I could find out but, found this (in black) to work well. I have switched to black recently and as the last of the sport tape and other attempts start to fail I will wrap them.
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